Man of 10,000 Voices

His name will forever be followed by a clarifying explanation — as in, the guy who did the funny voices in the Police Academy movies — but Michael Winslow, with his "10,000 vocal effects," has been playing stand-up gigs since his Officer Larvell Jones was taken off the beat with the apparent end of the Police Academy films in 1994 (though he'll return in next year's long-awaited Police Academy 8). While he may seem like a one-trick pony, Winslow actually incorporates his vocal gymnastics into jokes and stories. There's even a part of the show when you can try to stump him with a sound-effect request. And with HPD facing a well-publicized shortage of new recruits, why not put Winslow on the streets to sound like an entire battalion of officers? Just think of the money the city will save!
Thu., July 20, 8:30 p.m.; July 21-22, 8 p.m.; July 21-23, 8 p.m.
 
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